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By Harvey H. Kaiser

For greater than a century, the nationwide Park carrier, deepest contributors, and small companies have developed various constructions on America's nationwide parklands. a few have been guided by way of the architectural kind of the day, whereas others regarded to the encompassing panorama for notion. In The nationwide Park structure Sourcebook, architect and longtime protection suggest Harvey H. Kaiser takes readers on an architectural journey of the awesome number of man-made constructions that dot the landscapes of those marvelous mountains, valleys, deserts, and coastlines.

Organized through sector, The nationwide Park structure Sourcebook is exclusive and entire guidebook to America's most vital ancient park-based architectural treasures. Kaiser leads readers past the country inns of Yellowstone and Yosemite present in ordinary advisor books to these precise areas the place heritage, shape, and common attractiveness have mixed to create moments of architectural magic or enduring symbols of patriotism and heroic motion similar to the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, the Lincoln Memorial, citadel Sumter, and the USS Arizona. mixing proof, anecdotes, and private observations in keeping with many hundreds of thousands of miles of shuttle, Kaiser conjures up the spirit of those areas whereas providing an excellent figuring out of why nationwide park structure occupies an important and specific position in American background. in a single obtainable, enticing, and easy-to-use quantity, readers can locate old context, instructions, authentic info, and succinct architectural descriptions for greater than 2 hundred locations of curiosity around the U.S. Designed in a handy paperback layout, this guidebook is a useful source for the vacationer, layout specialist, scholar, or a person drawn to studying extra in regards to the ancient architectural treasures of our nationwide park system.

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